Husband sues studio over Brittany Murphy death

Simon Monjack is planning to sue Warner Brothers for the wrongful death of his wife, Brittany Murphy
Published : January 29, 2010

Simon Monjack is planning to sue Warner Brothers for the wrongful death of his wife, Brittany Murphy, the Daily Beast reports.

Two weeks prior to Murphy’s sudden death on Dec. 20 at age 32, the studio fired her from the sequel to the animated smash Happy Feet, where she was to reprise the role of penguin Gloria. “She was devastated,” Monjack tells the Daily Beast’s Gerald Posner. “They killed her.”

Murphy’s cause of death has yet to be released by the L.A. coroner’s office — but Monjack and the star’s mother, Sharon Murphy, both believe that the Clueless actress suffered a heart attack as a direct result of her cancelled contract.

 
 
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